If you asked us to show you a guitar that we thought looked the most like it came from a technologically-advanced society from the future, a Strandberg would most likely be our pick. Here's another awesome Boden Original NX 6. This one's in a Charcoal Black burst finish, which manages to look both vintage-inspired as well as modern-metal friendly - the look of the paint job and blacked-out hardware is very sleek against the maple fretboard.
If you are a fan of modern prog rock legend Plini, you know exactly how good Suhr pickups are in these Strandbergs - a SSV neck and an SSH+ bridge is a tried-and-true combination for progressive rock with any amount of gain, and sound pretty awesome clean as well!
Strandberg has been long known for making excellent headless guitars that are absolutely effortless to play, and while yes, "effortless playability" is used to describe many of the great guitars we've had here at the shop, it especially is true for Strandberg because of the deliberate improvements they have made to ergonomics, weight distribution, neck and body relationship, and more down to the smallest of details.
Based on the first concept prototypes, the Original NX can be deemed the model that started a revolution in modern guitar design and takes the electric guitar into the 21st century. Ever evolving to meet the requirements of players and the changing times, the Original NX model lineup has been refined with sustainable materials that sound great, updated hardware components for improved functionality and reliability, enhanced ergonomics for even greater comfort and playability, and subtle visual tweaks to further refine the Boden playing experience.
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?
The Boden Original was the model that started it all and has now evolved with new updates that further improve the playing experience. Featuring a lightweight chambered Sassafras body mated with solid Maple top and premium grade Flame or Quilted Maple veneer along with carbon-reinforced Maple neck and Birdseye Maple fretboard, the Original NX is acoustically resonant with a punchy sound that is faithfully delivered to your amplification system with either Suhr™ passive pickups for the 6-string model or Fishman™ active pickups for the 7- and 8-string models. The Original NX is a sleek tone machine designed for the 21st-century musician constantly on the move and who loves to explore the world.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
The acoustic character of the Boden Original NX is lively and balanced with superb articulation for both rhythm and lead playing. Tonally, it emphasizes the high midrange that can both fill out or cut through the mix with exceptional clarity and powerful authority. The patented EndurNeck™ provides both comfort and strength to your forearm and wrist, allowing you to play longer without fatigue and with improved technique so you can focus on your playing and music. The new Rev7 hardware facilitates quick string changes and setup work to keep your guitar in optimum playing condition. The new Venture Gig Bag allows you to take your Boden anywhere with comfort, ease, and robust protection for virtually any environment.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Boden Original NX is for the forward-thinking musician who is not held back by traditions and is always seeking to innovate and break new ground. Embracing the best of the past but incorporating new concepts such as headless design, multi-scale construction, the radically innovative EndurNeck™, and aircraft-grade aluminum hardware, the Boden design has stood the test of time and continues to evolve and expand into new frontiers to help modern musicians to be the very best they can be.
- Bolt-On Construction with new sculpted neck joint heel
- Chambered Sassafras Body with Arm and Torso Carves
- Solid Maple Top with 4A Flame Maple or Quilt Maple veneer
- Available Finishes: Charcoal Black for Flame, Autumn Red for Quilt
- Manufactured in Indonesia
- .strandberg* EGS Rev7 fixed bridge & string locks
- Black anodized hardware
- Original Luminlay™ Green Side Dots
- Original Luminlay™ Green Inlays
Neck & Frets
- Maple neck – Quartersawn, Carbon Fiber reinforced
- EndurNeck™ Profile
- Birdseye Maple Fretboard
- 20” Fretboard Radius
- 24 Frets
- Jescar 51100 Stainless Steel Fretwire (57110 for zero fret)
- D’Addario NYXL 10-46 strings
- Standard tuning EADGBE
- NX Multitool and Allen Key kit included
- Strap optional
- Deluxe Toolkit optional
- H-H Pickup Configuration
- Neck: Suhr SSV Neck
- Bridge: Suhr SSH+ Bridge
- 5-Way Pickup Selector
- Neck Series Humbucking
- Neck Outer Coil
- Neck Outer Coil + Bridge Outer Coil in parallel
- Neck Inner Coil + Bridge Inner Coil in parallel
- Bridge Series Humbucking
- Master Volume + Master Tone
- Venture Gig Bag included
- Instrument Weight: 4.9 lbs